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Union-Liberty Journal (Newspaper) - March 2, 1976, Hamilton, Ohio Union Township park Is no longer o dream ft. John S. Keehner far looks on as and natural resources representative complete the purchase of 123 acres to be used for creation of Union Township's Keehner donation of 23 acres to the township helped make the park Journal photo by Chuck By BECKY CHAMBERS The Union Township trustees discussed everything but the proverbial kitchen sink at their meeting Feb. 24. The potpourri of topics included the new road a police Girl Scout zoning speed new and the In there were 27 items on the Most centered around administrative details concerning the township but there were signs of important future developments in the Major changes may be in the offing for the fire Fire ment members are currently studying ment needs and have made several visits to neighboring cities to study their Purchase of a new fire possibly an aerial heads the list of potential Establishment of a Fire Safety and Inspection Bureau in the township may also be in the works later this In the volunteers are still needed for daytime Police Chief Paul Arthur asked trustees to include a police levy on the June 8 primary Millage of the levy has not yet been but the money would be used to add patrolmen and update Arthur has said that he hopes to be able to provide additional power for criminal in- A juvenile officer is also one of the chiefs major In his road department Superintendent Bob McGuire told the trustees that the wild variations in the temperature this winter have been hard on the township type of winter requires a lot of McGuire The annual road inspection tour last week revealed 33 roads which need According to to financial con- we won't be able to do all the work The week of March 7-13 has been declared Girl Scout Week in Union Eight Girl Scouts from Troop 785 and their Mrs. Marilyn attended the meeting and led the Pledge of The Scouts queried trustees about the lack of a stoplight at the intersection of Dimmick Road and Ohio 42. This led to other questions and complaints from audience A subdivision zoning violation on Meadowview Drive and blocked view at the of Road and Cox Hoad drew fire from the audience. Trustees explained that they lacked jurisdiction on the In other the Phil Perkins to fill a vacancy in the road to request that the county establish speed limits on Way and Fountains grievance procedures for and volunteer township that for police patrolman and clerk arc accepted from March 2, 1976 Vol. 4 No. 15 P.O. Box 107, Maud Ohio 45069 777-1518 12 Pages Monroe meets Northwest 7 p.m. By CHUCK ELLIOTT Lakota cagers AAA Basketball Monday night at Millett found the range during the The Northwest victory third quarter to overcome a came before an almost six point Lakota halftime empty house and the sound margin and rolled to a 75-66 of bouncing basketballs victory in the Oxford Class echoed in the nearly empty Monroe grad wins Miss Miami crown 1976 contest winner and Miami University up in the Ohio Junior Miss title was awarded to a former Butler The Lemon Monroe High Junior Miss after final School graduate is a senior judging Saturday night in majoring in biological in the School of the University The recipient of the Susan Yvonne is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul 4420 Mid- She is a former Butler County Junior Miss science The annual Miami was sponsored by the University Center Program a student activity planning seat Miami University basketball The loss eliminated the Thunderbirds from the 1976 basketball wars while the team went out several youthful Lakota fans used the game as an excuse to practice shouting which ended the regulation schedule with a 3-15 will try to gain a quarterfinal berth Saturday in p.m. game against a highly touted Monroe The nets will take a 14-4 record into the The game opened as a classic tournament contest with neither team earning a clear During the first eight the lead changed hands or the score was tied 15 times with the Knights finally opening a 22- 17 lead at the But Lakota wasn't to be intimidated by the Hamilton County crew and the put together an attack to outscore Northwest 11-2 during the closing of the But Coach Dave Raab's halftime talk must have had shades of the immortal Knute Rockne because his Knights outscored 20-8, during the third stanza and continued to dominate during final eight The best comeback effort by Lakota was within five 69-64, with remaining in the team said Raab in a post game in- And that team may have made the difference in the game because the star 6-3, 210-pound Mark who has been averaging 19 point s a was sidelined earlier in the day with a 105 degree A dejected Lakota Coach Fred Davies had little to say after the game except beat They don't look much like a 3-15 The scoring honors went to Northwest's 5-10 forward Jim Braun who pushed through 28 Three Lakota players cracked the double figures paced by Jeff i Stamper and John Prather with Randy Smith hit for 10 j Florence Sigg celebrated her 10-ith birthday She said birthday cakes are but ate a generous portion 104 years young on she never expected anything like I'm too old for this sort of she But Florence wasn't too old to enjoy a piece of birthday cake during her 104th birthday party Wednesday at Mt Pleasant Nursing Home in Born Feb. Florence spent her entire life in the family home on Main St. the First National Bank parking lot is now until the home was destroyed by a tornado hi 1968. She was the of five the only and graduated from Monroe High School in 1891 in a clask of She never traveled from For a she clerked in a shoe store operated by her a Swiss As a part of her 100th birthday Florence received a framed commemoration from former President Richard and a plaque from Gov. John she had forgotten all about those not about birthday she eating hers A number of home staff members and friends were in at- tendance at the birthday including a Mrs. M.A. Boyd of always been one to do things for Mrs. Boyd a little over a year she got around by Now she needs a sensible surprisingly alert for one her the niece recall a few years Aunt Flo said to me with a feel like I'm 100 years Thinking about that for a she am 100 years While flashbulbs Aunt Flo listened as her friends sang At the she clapped along with the and very softly Journal Athletic of the Church Letters to News School Show Sunday Doug chairman of the Lakota District Arts and Science surveys some exhibits which will be on public display at Sunday's The fair will be held at Lakota High March 7, from p.m. Bicentennial in theme this and now in Us second year of the idea for a wide showcase of originated with the Lakota District Music current who it would be nice to see what youngsters in Schools arc Along with science art and folk there will he continuous band and chorus presentations in the gym and food on sale by the Lakota Boosters Lengthy agenda spotlights Union trustee meeting By BECKY The people of Union Township became the owners of 123 acres of park land park during ceremonies Wednesday marking completion of the land Purchase of the park land ton Barrett Road is the culmination of three years of efforts by township park and residents who approved the park levy several years The township was able to purchase the park in large part due to the generosity of John S. who donated 23 acres of the land to the The park will be named in his a lifetime indicated that the township park is a lifelong He has been actively in- volved in youth all his participating in scouting for the past 40 When Keehner Park will tentatively include a camping tennis volleyball and nature Members of Wally Schulze named Citizen of month Wallace 6230 Allen received the Chester Kiwanis Citizen of the Month Award for according to Kiwanis Art The presented by Mel cited Wally's contributions to his church Chester United and his dedication as a former member the Lakota School presentation came as a complete surprise to Baird name is announced and it wasn't until the recipient was listed as a father of Hi that Wally knew the award was intended for Speaking in praise of Lakota Herb Henderson said was a smart man to have on the school the Boy Scouts and park committee members nave identified over 30 varieties of trees in the park Funds for the park land purchase been made available through Ihe park grants from the federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Normal procedure for receiving the federal funds is on a back The township would make the purchase and then be reimbursed by the for 50 per cent of the Union Township was short of the funds required to buy the land in one and last month the purchase details looked a little A breakthrough came last month when trustee president Ray Rosenberger met in Columbus with government arranging prepayment by the federal Trustees David and Marcellus attended the Wednesday ceremonies at Beckett Ridge Keehner was accompanied by three of his and of the park com- headed by Cliff the Bicentennial headed by Dale township police chief Paul road superintendent Ohio Department of Natural Resources grants coordinator Mike and representatives of other local groups attended the lunch Development of the park will begin as soon as funding from the Department of Natural Resources becomes A grant request for development was recently turned down because of lack of money The proposal was to be resubmitted March 1. Lecture reservations Monday for ESP talk WALLY SCHULZE Henderson also commended Schulze for the KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS published by this authored by f Janet will appear in the Home Federal Building Community March 10, for a lecture on ESP and beginning at p.m. Tickets are limited and sell for be placed by calling 777- 5376, or Karen 777-2328. Checks should be made to the Union Township Bicentennial Fund and mailed to 9234 Pilgrim West 45069, Deadline for reservations is March 8. If space tickets will be sold at the according to Mrs. Mrs. Tubbs instructs 'a course in parapsychology at the Raymond Wallers Branch of She em- that she does not delve into the Her prime interests lie in areas of research which are being conducted throughout the world in the development of inate psychic
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